Developing List of Potentially Relevant Innovations across 12 COVID-19 Categories
Innovations that may be ready to deploy, could be adapted for COVID-19 responses, or may inspire new much-needed solutions. TIP: Use the filters below to find specific innovations such as "COVID-19 Categories" for solutions in 1 of 12 categories or "COVID-19 Recognitions" for those identified for their COVID-19 efforts.
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        Bloom UPDATED NOV 2020

        Let's grow a library! The free Bloom easy book creation software is the only tool available for creating linguistically-correct decodable and leveled reading materials. Bloom enables local experts in all language communities to grow libraries. The Bloom Library now offers a growing collection of COVID-19 books available to be adapted and translated into new languages. https://bloomlibrary.org/COVID19
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        Basic Education, Digital Development, Literacy and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Basic Education, Digital Development, Literacy, Crowdsourcing and Open Source, Inclusion, Inclusive EducationSEE LESS
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        Uganda, Papua New Guinea, Ethiopia and 14 moreSEE ALL
        Uganda, Papua New Guinea, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Haiti, Philippines, Nigeria, Nepal, Mozambique, Indonesia, Guatemala, Rwanda, Myanmar, Afghanistan, Senegal, Ghana, MadagascarSEE LESS
        TO DATE$100,000 Funds Raised
        Education
          

        SHARP DigitalUPDATED NOV 2020

        We provide free mobile-based interactive courses on digital basics to South Africans who have never been connected to the Internet or are struggling to use it.
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        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Economic Empowerment, Soft or Life Skills and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Economic Empowerment, Soft or Life Skills, Citizen Participation, Economic Growth and Trade, Education, School-to-Work TransitionSEE LESS
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        South Africa
        South AfricaSEE LESS
        Education
          

        Worldreader Mobile Reading Solutions UPDATED NOV 2020

        Worldreader provides affordable mobile reading solutions that support communities, schools & partners in need of cost-effective, data-rich educational resources, aiming to create digital reading environments that help improve learning outcomes, work readiness and gender equity.
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        Basic Education, Education, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education and 4 moreSEE ALL
        Basic Education, Education, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education, Data/Analytics, Literacy, Parent & Family Engagement, Teacher Development and TrainingSEE LESS
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        Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya and 6 moreSEE ALL
        Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda, Peru, India, United StatesSEE LESS
        TO DATE$300,000 Funds Raised
        Education
          
        Schwab Foundation
          

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        Same Language Subtitling (SLS) on TV: Lifelong reading literacy for a billion (PlanetRead & IIM-A)UPDATED NOV 2020

        Inescapable and lifelong reading literacy on TV for 1 billion viewers, including 600 million weak-readers, by marrying Same Language Subtitling (SLS) with mainstream entertainment. SLS is now broadcast policy in India. It just has to be implemented.
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        Basic Education, Communications and Media, Literacy
        Basic Education, Communications and Media, LiteracySEE LESS
        TO DATE$300,000 Funds Raised
        Education
          

        Smart School (DotEdu)UPDATED NOV 2020

        Under the circumstance of coronavirus spreading around the world, the traditional in-class teaching and learning activities are greatly influenced, especially in less-developed countries. DotEdu seeks to facilitate inclusive learning opportunities for children and youth during this period of unusual educational disruption.
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        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Education, Response Technologies and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Education, Response Technologies, TechnologySEE LESS
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        Sierra Leone
        Sierra LeoneSEE LESS
        Education
          

        THINKZONEUPDATED OCT 2020

        ThinkZone works towards improving the educational outcomes of early-grade learners from under-resourced communities using a tech-plus-touch model and activity-based methodology.
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        Education, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education, Teacher Development and Training and 13 moreSEE ALL
        Education, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD Education, Teacher Development and Training, Basic Education, Data/Analytics, Digital Development, Economic Empowerment, Emerging Adulthood (20-24), Entrepreneurship, Gender Equity, Literacy, Mentoring/Coaching, Parent & Family Engagement, Public-Private Partnerships, Technology, Youth Engagement and ContributionSEE LESS
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        India
        Education
          

        Smart Kidz Club Inc.UPDATED SEP 2020

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        Education, Literacy, Technology and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Education, Literacy, Technology, Basic Education, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD EducationSEE LESS
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        United States
        United StatesSEE LESS
        Education
          

        Digital Learning by SAIDE Community LibraryUPDATED AUG 2020

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        Education, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), Technology
        Education, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), TechnologySEE LESS
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        Kenya
        Education
          

        The Learning Toolkit PlusUPDATED AUG 2020

        Evidence-based and evidence-proven interactive multimedia software for literacy, numeracy, inquiry, self regulation, designed to promote the development of essential educational competencies especially for those who are at risk of school failure. The software and extensive digital support materials are available to educators worldwide without charge.

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        Education, Technology, Youth
        Education, Technology, YouthSEE LESS
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        Canada, Australia, Kenya and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Canada, Australia, Kenya, Hong Kong, United Kingdom, ChinaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$2,500,000 Funds Raised
        Education
          

        Rescue Writing & Global StoryMakersUPDATED AUG 2020

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        Education, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), Technology
        Education, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), TechnologySEE LESS
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        United States
        United StatesSEE LESS
        Education
          

        TotoquizUPDATED JUL 2020

        Totoquiz is a Web and Android application that enables pupils from Primary 1 to 7 in Uganda to learn and revise online
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        Basic Education, Education, Testing & Assessment
        Basic Education, Education, Testing & AssessmentSEE LESS
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        Uganda
        UgandaSEE LESS
        Education
          

        Toto Voice Network UgandaUPDATED JUL 2020

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        Education
        EducationSEE LESS
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        Uganda
        UgandaSEE LESS
        Education
          

        Miya AcademyUPDATED JUL 2020

        Miya academy is an offline digital service that offers aptitude tests to students and pupils (based on their curriculum) and uses their progress data to orientate them on a career choice progressively. We also provide content to help educate on GBV.
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        Digital Development, Education, Gender and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Digital Development, Education, Gender, Gender-based ViolenceSEE LESS
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        Cameroon
        CameroonSEE LESS
        Education
          

        Home based School program for underserved children in NigeriaUPDATED JUL 2020

        We provide home based school programme utilizing technology and digital solutions and engaging communities of parents and volunteers that enhances leadership and entrepreneurial skills development along with the core competencies for children( 5-16).
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        Extracurricular or Out-of School Activities, Soft or Life Skills, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Extracurricular or Out-of School Activities, Soft or Life Skills, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Education, Entrepreneurship, Leadership DevelopmentSEE LESS
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        Nigeria
        NigeriaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$6,000 Funds Raised
        Education
          

        8learningUPDATED JUL 2020

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        Education, Technology
        Education, TechnologySEE LESS
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        Uganda
        UgandaSEE LESS
        Education
          

        Leap Learning LabsUPDATED JUL 2020

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        Education, Technology
        Education, TechnologySEE LESS
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        Uganda
        UgandaSEE LESS
        Education
          

        Xavier projectUPDATED JUL 2020

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        Education
        EducationSEE LESS
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        Uganda, Kenya
        Uganda, KenyaSEE LESS
        Education
          

        iACT's Little RipplesUPDATED JUL 2020

        A refugee- and community-led early childhood development program for children affected by conflict and humanitarian crises.
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        Child Protection, Emotional Development, Refugees and 5 moreSEE ALL
        Child Protection, Emotional Development, Refugees, Agency, Gender, Leadership Development, Peace and Resilience, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD EducationSEE LESS
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        Chad, Tanzania, Cameroon
        Chad, Tanzania, CameroonSEE LESS
        TO DATE$224,094 Funds Raised
        Economic and Workforce Support
          
        Education
          

        Girl-Centered Response to COVID-19UPDATED JUL 2020

        Redefining education and expectations for girls in rural Guatemala using technology for remote learning and projecting their empowered voice
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        Communication with Communities, Gender, Inclusive Education and 1 moreSEE ALL
        Communication with Communities, Gender, Inclusive Education, Gender-based ViolenceSEE LESS
        Education
          

        Learning Equality - Bringing the Online Learning Revolution OfflineUPDATED JUL 2020

        Kolibri is an open-source educational platform designed to provide offline access to a curated and openly licensed content library with pedagogical support tools for use in low-resource and low-connectivity contexts.
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        Education, Human Centered Design, Refugees and 18 moreSEE ALL
        Education, Human Centered Design, Refugees, Basic Education, Curriculum, Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Education, Higher Education, Inclusion, Inclusive Education, Literacy, Mentoring/Coaching, Methods & Learning, Non-formal Education (OOS/ALP), Parent & Family Engagement, Secondary Education, Soft or Life Skills, Teacher Development and Training, Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET), Technology, Testing & AssessmentSEE LESS
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        Mexico, India, Uganda and 26 moreSEE ALL
        Mexico, India, Uganda, Kenya, Jordan, Tanzania, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Guatemala, Ghana, Ethiopia, Costa Rica, Cameroon, Cambodia, Bangladesh, United States, Malawi, Rwanda, Peru, Nigeria, Malaysia, Liberia, Honduras, Cote d'Ivoire, South Africa, Sierra Leone, Paraguay, Myanmar, PakistanSEE LESS
        TO DATE$7,887,500 Funds Raised
        Education
          
        Global Innovation Exchange
          

        CommonLitUPDATED JUL 2020

        CommonLit is a free online reading program in English and Spanish that helps students develop basic reading comprehension and writing skills.
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        Education, Literacy, Technology and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Education, Literacy, Technology, Curriculum, Teacher Development and TrainingSEE LESS
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        United States, Canada, Australia and 11 moreSEE ALL
        United States, Canada, Australia, Mexico, United Kingdom, El Salvador, Costa Rica, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, Peru, Uruguay, Spain, South AfricaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$3,500,000 Funds Raised
        Education
          

        GiveInternet.orgUPDATED JUL 2020

        GiveInternet.org is a nonprofit platform that lets anyone provide internet access by sponsoring monthly internet fees and devices for underprivileged high school students living in refugee camps, rural areas and poor households.
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        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Economic Empowerment, Refugees and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Digital Inclusion & Connectivity, Economic Empowerment, Refugees, Education, Inclusion, YouthSEE LESS
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        Georgia
        GeorgiaSEE LESS
        Education
          

        WordScientists.orgUPDATED JUL 2020

        Everything You Need to Teach Language & Early Reading

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        Curriculum, Literacy, Technology and 2 moreSEE ALL
        Curriculum, Literacy, Technology, Inclusive Education, Pre-primary/Pre-school/ECD EducationSEE LESS
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        Ecuador, United States, Lebanon and 3 moreSEE ALL
        Ecuador, United States, Lebanon, Nepal, India, PakistanSEE LESS
        Education
          

        TellaUPDATED JUL 2020

        Creating Text-based online jobs through English Proficiency
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        Education
        EducationSEE LESS
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        Uganda
        UgandaSEE LESS
        TO DATE$449,640 Funds Raised
        Economic and Workforce Support
          
        Education
          

        Opportunity2Change: Pre-disaster Training for School Leaders and EducatorsUPDATED JUN 2020

        A pre-disaster training program for school leaders and teachers empowering them to assess and take advantage of available resources after an emergency to maximise education continuity and support to children and families.
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        Education
        EducationSEE LESS
        IMPLEMENTED IN
        Vanuatu
        VanuatuSEE LESS
        TO DATE$199,145 Funds Raised
        Education
          

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